The TSA is taking the brakes off the tax it levies on fliers, doubling (and more) the charge built into your plane ticket.
The new charge -- which may still be blocked by Congress -- more than doubles the fees charged on each leg of your flight, and removes the previous cap on the charge, so a flight with many hops could rise precipitously. Overall, the average domestic US plane journey fare is set to rise more than 5% on the charge, which will raise an estimated $16.9B over ten years (these estimates are often low).
New TSA fees to make airfare more expensive [Catey Hill/MarketWatch]
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Vtech is a ubiquitous Hong Kong-based electronic toy company whose kiddy tablets and other devices are designed to work with its cloud service, which requires parents to set up accounts for their kids. 4.8 million of those accounts just breached, leaking a huge amount of potentially compromising information, from kids’ birthdays and home addresses to […]
The new Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 general purpose computer, manufactured in Wales, with more power than a 1980s personal computer.
BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music. has been trying to enlist Cox Cable as an accomplice in a copyright trolling scheme, demanding that the company pass on copyright infringement notices that accuse users of downloading music and order them to pay large sums of music or face punishing lawsuits.
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